Other stories by Residential Architect staff

  • cyronak house, block island, r.i.

    The judges admired the simple lines and casual attitude of this summer and weekend residence on remote Block Island, R.I. At 1,040 square feet, it's the smallest built house that Newport, R.I., architect James Estes has ever designed.

  • slough cove residence, martha's vineyard, mass.

    Architect Mark Hutker divided this guesthouse on Martha's Vineyard into two sections, both based on traditional vernacular building forms. While the house is very much in keeping with local design traditions, Hutker and his team put their own spins on time-honored ideas.

  • push-pull house, chevy chase, md.

    In its second act, this suburban house mixes Modernist forms with those of its traditional postwar neighbors. Working with the existing foundation walls, architect David Jameson split the house in two from front to back.

  • georgian residence, washington, d.c.

    The jury admired the way this well-executed Georgian clung to its cul-de-sac curve and mitigated a steeply sloped site. They also commended the architects for deftly handling its hefty square footage.

  • sisson cottage, goosewing farm, little compton, r.i.

    If great art elevates the ordinary, this renovated cottage is architecture at its best. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson preserved an old farmhouse's simple proportions while adding magic with light and lath.

  • fine renovation, jamestown, r.i.

    This summer-cottage addition and renovation in Jamestown, R.I., won the judges' approval for its sensitive weaving of old and new elements. Architect James Estes' clients had asked him to add on two guest bedrooms and to improve the existing, 1,060-square-foot residence.

  • cozzens residence, washington, d.c.

    Bethesda, Md., architect Mark McInturff, FAIA, was wary of working with the local design review board when he took on this renovation in the historic Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. His plan for the structurally unsound row house involved stabilizing the building with helical concrete piers...

  • the city of tomorrow, malmo, sweden

    A former brownfield polluted by a Saab factory is now the site of the most environmentally advanced apartment complex in this Swedish city, a ferry's ride from Copenhagen.

  • montage, palo alto, calif.

    This transformation from suburban parking lot to high-density housing for university students and young professionals was "extraordinarily well-done" said the judges. Architect Alex Seidel calls his architecture eclectic, with its mix of materials and imagery drawn from the area's agricultural...

  • park hill north condominiums, washington, d.c.

    The success of Ralph Cunningham and Lee Quill's first multifamily project has nothing to do with beginner's luck. "It was a true collaboration," says Quill. The architects not only produced an alluring design within 80-foot-wide-by-90-foot-tall constraints, but respect was thoughtfully paid to the...